Fiona Tan attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie as well as the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in the Netherlands. Over the last ten years her works have attracted great international attention. Her last exhibition, "Mirror Maker", which was shown in a number of European countries in 2006 and 2007, was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2007. In addition she has had solo exhibitions at the De Pont Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst in Tilburg, at Villa Arson in Nice, and at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Tan was also recently represented at the Sujeto in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Castilla y León in 2005, at the International Biennial Istanbul 2003, at the ICP Triennial in New York, at the Documenta XI in Kassel, at the 49th Biennial in Venice, and at the Berlin Biennial 2001.
Festival La Nuit De L'instant - L'Atelier de l'Image
De Midi à Minuit.
La Nuit de l’Instant réunit différentes propositions artistiques autour de l’image et de la photographie, mais sous d’autres formes que la photographie papier. Comme une manière de montrer la photographie sans photographie, à travers différents dispositifs et formes artistiques : vidéo, diaporama, installation, film,théâtre, poésie, peinture performance... Une question centrale sert de guide : à partir de l’idée d’image fixe, comment la photographie peut-elle être abordée de manière transversale ?
Depuis plusieurs années la photographie est en question. Prise de vitesse par les médias et par les pratiques nées du numérique, tellement ... Exposition «Status, 24 Contemporary Documents» au Fotomuseum de Winterthur
On the day of the opening, Jules Spinatsch’s contribution to Status, a 14-metre panorama made of 1440 single images will be compiled during 24 hours. For that, the exhibition Status will be open till midnight on June 8.
Artist’s talk with Ursula Biemann, Lukas Einsele, Willem Popelier and Jules Spinatsch on June 10, at 12.30 p.m.
The rapid dissemination and availability of images and videos in print media and in the Internet have led to new forms of communication through documentary images.
Often we do not know who took the picture, nor do we know how the picture has made its way to us. How are these photographic documents to be understood?
How do the schemata of seeing, understanding, deleting, and saving function in our contemporary multi-media environment ?
&nb... Exposition Je suis seul, avec vous au MAC's
L'exposition d'été du MAC's Je suis seul, avec vous réunit une quinzaine d'artistes contemporains dont les oeuvres, principalement vidéos et photos, s'attachent pour la plupart à représenter des ensembles sociaux donnés : couples, familles, amis, communautés, ethnies, réseaux, forums, etc. Autant de portraits de groupes ou de groupes de portraits (au total quelque 1000 images !) dont les auteurs, parfois simples compilateurs d'archives anonymes (Jonathan Monk, Fiona Tan, Claes & Rochette), sont à la fois proches et lointains, à l'instar des gens qui y sont représentés, eux aussi, seuls et ensemble.
Cet espace paradoxal entre nous et les autres, cette distance qui nous sépare de nos semb... Exposition Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall provides the first opportunity for North American audiences to view an important body of the Amsterdam-based video artist’s recent work. The exhibition includes six of Tan’s newest videos, as well as a selection of related drawings and photographs completed over the past four years. To accompany the exhibition, Tan has created an artist edition of 50 photographic colour prints. Titled Rapids, these prints are available for sale at the Gallery, with proceeds benefiting operations and programming.
Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall marks a new trajectory for the artist and documents an important stage in her career. The exhibition addresses her long-standing interest in the documentary image, both personal and public, and the role of memory and forgetting in the construction of identity.... Exposition News from the Near Future - FIONA TAN Amsterdam-based photographer and video artist Fiona Tan (born 1966) has been a central figure on the contemporary art scene since the 1990s. In her video News from the Near Future (2003) a collage of historic film and audio material tells of man's ambivalent relationship with water as a force of nature. Drawing on the archives of the Amsterdam Film Museum, Tan composed a narrative crescendo starting off with idyllic impressions of the watery world and building to increasingly menacing scenarios of an unleashed nature. Images of floods and churning seas, of wild winds and storms, parade before our eyes the destructive force of water. Tragedies at sea are reported in the style of old newsreels or radio shows, segueing into pictures of flooded cities that - as indicated in the work's title - forebode future catastrophes. Th... Exposition Fiona Tan - Disorient Amsterdam-based film and video artist Fiona Tan represents the Netherlands at the 53rd International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia with a new audio-visual installation entitled Disorient.
Fiona Tan (b. 1966) is interested in the cultural role of the camera, whether film or still, and how its images trigger our imagination. Images of people almost always play a central role in her photographs, films and audio-video installations, and she places great emphasis on how images "affect and inform the internal picture we have of ourselves, of others and of the world around us."
The role of language and the written word is equally fundamental to her work, and Tan personally scripts the texts and essays that accompany her films. Many of her works are defined by a back and forth shifting between visual a... Exposition Fiona Tan - 80 Days The cooperation between the Pinakothek der Moderne and Siemens Arts Program, which began when the Siemens Photography Collection was entrusted to the museum in 2003, is now continuing in the exhibition "Fiona Tan | 80 days". The exhibition grants the opportunity to take a long look at the recent photo, film, and video art produced by Fiona Tan, an artist who lives in Amsterdam. On show are seven film and photo installations. Central to the exhibition are the tableau-like works that make up "Vox Populi" (2004-2007) and the film installation "Countenance" (2002). One of the artist's prime concerns is with the contemporary portrait in photography and film. Tan's work evinces a deep, ongoing reflection on her part on the notions of personal and collective identity. Faced with social change and the cross-linking of quite diff...